This new edition of the Code of Medical Ethics is the culmination of an eight-year project to modernize the Code´s ethical guidance for relevance, clarity and consistency. It represents the first comprehensive review of the Code in more than half acentury. The features of this significantly revised edition will allow physicians to more easily incorporate the Code into their daily practice of medicine.
The Code of Medical Ethics was adopted at the first AMA meeting in 1847. Much in medicine has changed in 169 years, but this founding documentï¿½the first uniform code of ethics of its kind´s is still the basis of an explicit social contract betweenphysicians and their patients. It is regularly cited as the medical professionï¿½s authoritative voice in legal opinions and in scholarly journals. It should be in every medical library and practice office.
Features and Benefits
- A uniformformatforopinionsimprovesthereadability and application of guidance
- Theconsolidation of guidanceinto a single, comprehensivestatementoneachtopic
- A new approach to organizingguidanceforrelatedissuesthatbringsaboutsubjectharmony
- Anupdateortheretirement of significantlyoutdatedguidance
- Inclusion of a new preface to clarifythedifferentlevels of ethicalobligation in thevariousethicalopinions
Physicians, physician assistants, medical students and residents, attorneys, law firms, ethicists and professors of ethics, bioethics students, US medical school libraries, US hospital libraries and large practices.
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